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A new measure of nominal-ordinal association

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  • Raffaella Piccarreta
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    A new measure for evaluating the strength of the association between a nominal variable and an ordered categorical response variable is introduced. The introduction of a new measure is justified by analysing the characteristics of a measure of the nominal-ordinal association proposed by Agresti (1981), especially with respect to the problem of the 'choice' of a predictive variable. The sample-based version of the index is studied, and its asymptotic standard error and asymptotic distribution are derived. Simulations are considered to evaluate the adequacy of the asymptotic approximation determined, following Goodman & Kruskal (1963).

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Applied Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 107-120

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    1. Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 1982. "Stochastic Dominance, Mean Variance, and Gini's Mean Difference," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 72(1), pages 178-85, March.
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    1. Raffaella Piccarreta, 2008. "Classification trees for ordinal variables," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 407-427, July.

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